Yesterday must have set a record for the lowest high we\’ve ever had in the summer. It was beautiful. It never made it to 80. We hovered around 77/78 all day – it was overcast with sprinkles. Not enough moisture to water the lawns or put out our huge fire in Plumas County. But what it did was get me excited for the Fall. I think it\’s like 55 days till the first day of Autumn.
So I practiced – I baked a banana nut bread but put too many walnuts in so it was drier than we like. I love walnuts in my cakes and cookies but I do get carried away sometimes.
A good day to nap –
Aww, what a life!
\”I think I will just chill right in the middle of the room and make everyone step over me so I can feel that nice cool breeze on my belly, from the open windows.\”
It\’s usually too hot to grill – standing over a flame at 110 degrees is not fun! I had planned to grill but the propane was empty! Bummer.
Threw together a simple vegetable chow mein for dinner.
Today we\’re looking at 106 for a high. The cool temps never last around here during summer. I miss cool weather. I love the San Francisco weather. The cool/COLD summers are invigorating. It starts to heat up in mid-August with Sept and October being the warmest months in the City. The foggiest months are June and July. Never go there during that time. It\’s pea soup FOG and you need a wool coat to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. I couldn\’t help but smile seeing out of towners, wearing their shorts, and freezing their butts off.
When we lived on the peninsula, it can be 10-15 degrees hotter than the city – just 22 miles away. We\’d be hot and I\’d call over to my friends who live on the coast where I grew up and ask them if they saw any fog rolling in. Fog is the natural air conditioning everywhere except for San Francisco. It cools everything down to a more normal temp. Unfortunately, up here, we\’re too far north for any marine influence. We don\’t even get any delta breezes like they do in Sacramento either. It\’s just HOT and DRY.
Today is our day to get out and do something outdoors. Take in a hike, sit by a river, look for eagles – We haven\’t decided where to go yet – we could go south – although the smoke might be bad down that way. Maybe it\’s time to go north…do some antiquing, go out to eat – then come back home and take another nap with my fur babies.